Layoffs possible at Genesee County's oldest company

September 24, 2018 11:47 PM

Employees in Genesee County's oldest company have been put on notice and layoffs could be coming. 

P.W. Minor, which has been in business for 151 years, handed the warnings to workers this week.

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Brian Benedict, vice president of sales, confirmed with News10NBC that the warning notices went out as a precaution as the company undergoes "restructuring." 

Benedict tells News10NBC there currently are no plans for layoffs but the company should know if employees will be let go by the end of the week. 

"P.W. Minor makes me think of a nice company that's been in Batavia since day one," said longtime resident Leonard Pochynski.

P.W. Minor first opened in Interlaken and then expanded with a plant in Batavia in 1890. 

It currently employees 85 people.

Benedict confirms this follows layoffs that happened in September of 2017 but says only 10 employees were impacted– most of whom were temporary workers. 

News10NBC reached out to Tidewater + Associates of Delaware which recently purchased P.W. Minor but they declined to comment. 


Beth Cefalu

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